Square dancing has been suspended until February 22. We tentatively plan to start again at that time.
We are planning to start a “Mainstream” (beginner) class no later than Fall of 2022. Check back often for information! In the meantime please come to our regularly scheduled Fun Dances which welcome dancers with no dance experience.
We will be dancing weekly on Tuesdays through May 24, 2022!
We’ll be dancing Mainstream, Plus, Advanced and C-1 in two rooms with Betsy Gotta and Mark Franks. The format will be full-program with workshopping of moves that appear to be rusty. This is subject to evolve as the year progresses.
The price for Tuesday evenings in 2022 is $10. If you are a member and you pay in advance (most likely on February 22, 2022) for the first ten Tuesday night sessions of 2022 then you get a discount and the price will be only $80. We accept cash or check or you could pay the $80 in advance online here https://independencesquares.org/wp/aboutus/ by clicking the donate button and leaving a note specifying the money is for 10 Tuesday evenings.
Time and Location
All Tuesday night classes/dances/workshops run from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m and are held at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion. We use the entrance at 2111 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA.
Prepayment includes all Tuesday classes and dances/workshops in a prepayment period. If prepayment is not paid by the second night of each prepayment period, the dancer must pay the payment-at-the-door rate through the remainder of the current period.
Prepayment is only available as a payment option to dues-paid club members (Independence Squares or other square dance clubs) and first-time Mainstream class students.
Prepayment and door fees will be posted by the end of the summer.
Dues are $5 for the period from June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. All dancers are eligible for dues-paid club membership after completion of a full Mainstream program class. Each member owes dues whether or not he/she is taking a class and/or workshop. Dancers attending a Mainstream class for the first time do not owe dues.
Members who need assistance paying dues are welcome to speak confidentially with our treasurer.
Bad Weather Cancellation Policy
If Philadelphia schools have an early dismissal, are closed, or cancel afternoon or evening activities due to bad weather, then Tuesday night classes and workshops are cancelled. Some resources for finding out if schools are closed: